The Queen, movie review
Starring: Helen Mirren, James Cromwell, and Michael Sheen
After watching this movie, I wish I knew more about British history, about the history of the royal family, and about the history of the time surrounding the marriage, royal life, and death of Princess Dianna. Unfortunately, I do not remember it as well as I should. Nor have I studied it as it is probably studied in schools now.
The danger in this is that after watching a movie like The Queen, one tends to judge the people such a film concerns as they are presented in the movie. While The Queen may or may not represent accurately the feelings and the actions of the royal family, especially Queen Elizabeth II, around the time of Dianna's death, people will nonetheless believe it to be true without doubt, without argument, and without foundation (possibly).
While The Queen does present the darker side of the royal family during the tragic time of Princess Dianna's death, it also demonstrates what goes on behind the scene. In other words, not everything is as it seems. People do struggle. People do feel pain acutely - whether they show it or not.
Whatever your feelings are around the royal family, and the queen, watch this movie. But do so with an open mind.